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Sample Lesson

The French Revolution

Chadd Spencer

on 4 May 2010

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The French Revolution The French Revolution was a period of extraordinarily potent social and political change in France, lasting from 1789 to 1799. As a result, France was permanently changed from an absolute monarchy headed by King Louis XVI to a Republic represented by the people. This was NOT a peaceful, orderly event. Together, we'll explore the events that caused the French Revolution, the major events during the revolution, and the social and political aftermath. A Brief Introduction Lead up to La Revolution King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Maximilien Robespierre
The Jacobins
The people of France
The French Aristocracy
The Catholic Church
Napoleon Bonaparte Key players The Enlightenment
Famine and malnutrition
The American Revolution
conspicuous consumption by the nobility
Louis XV's penchant for war
a financial crisis When did the French Revolution take place? 1789 - 1799 Prise de la Bastille - The legendary French prison being burning after an attack by the revolutionaries. A massive increase in population from 1700 to 1800 From 1600 to 1700 the French population grew by roughly 1 million people. From 1700 to 1800 it grew by 10 million! That massive increase put an unexpected and substantial burden on the government's ability to provide essential services. To make matters worse, about 95% of the population lived in rural France. Why did this happen? Advances in medical techniques and agriculture. The Reign of Terror
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